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Thomas De Witt, D.D. (1791-1874)

Thomas De Witt, D.D. (1791-1874)
Thomas De Witt, D.D. (1791-1874)
ca. 1845-1848
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 x 25 in. ( 76.2 x 63.5 cm )
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Thomas De Witt was born in Kingston, New York, into a Dutch family of long ancestry in New York. A doctor of divinity, De Witt became one of the pastors of the Collegiate Dutch Reformed Church in New York City in 1827. He joined The New-York Historical Society in 1838, and two years later was elected a vice-president, an office he was to hold for nearly 30 years; he also served as the thirteenth president of the Society (1869-71).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group